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What do you recommend to use to start investing? I've heard td ameritrade, ally, fidelity, voyager, robinhood, webull, and probably more that I'm forgetting. My 401k is in vanguard but I dont think I can change what they invest for me or maybe I can...
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Hi, HelpVal101.

There's a page comparing a non-inclusive variety of discount brokers here: https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/buying-stocks/

And an article discussing how to pick one here: https://www.fool.com/investing/brokerage/10-ways-to-size-up-...

And a discussion board where you can talk with other Fools about the pros and cons of discount brokerages here: https://boards.fool.com/discount-brokers-100146.aspx

Many brokers offer referral rewards, so once you've picked the right broker for you, ask around to see if there's a fellow Fool who would be willing to refer you!

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Most brokers do a very good job on the basics. Pick the one with the best fit for your needs.

Most are no commissions these days. Some still restrict which mutual funds you can own. Some have better bond selections. Some have local offices where you can get face to face assistance.

I use Fidelity but many others are fine.
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On trading in your 401k, some plans do allow trading. Most do not. It depends on the rules of your plan.
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First question to ask yourself is if you want to work with someone face-to-face, even part time, or be 100% on-line. This will bifurcate the population quickly and you can go from there.
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